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Re: Question about commit policy

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Question about commit policy
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:11:01 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> I haven't committed any changes or followed the lists very closely for a
> while, so I'm not up to speed and need clarification.  I want to commit
> a couple of bug fixes for todo-mode.el; the bugs exist on both emacs-24
> and master, so should I commit to emac-24?  CONTRIBUTE says yes, but
> since AFAICS there has only been one commit to emacs-24 since the
> release but many bug fix commits to master (maybe all new bugs, I
> haven't checked), I'm not sure what the current policy is.

You can commit your bugfixes to emacs-24 (but they have to be 100%
obviously safe), but it's not super important.  There's no plan to make
a new release from the `emacs-24' branch, so the only scenario where
we'll make use of it, is some kind of big security hole or something
which creates an urgent need for a new release (with very little
pretesting, if any).


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